2019 GMC Canyon Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The 2019 GMC Canyon has close relations to its cousin brands, but it gets the upscale features this year. For example, you get nicer wheels and an improved grille. Otherwise, it's almost indistinguishable from its cousin counterpart.
The Canyon works excellent if you intend to tow up to 7,700 pounds along the way, but you'll need the turbodiesel for that. By default, you get a four-cylinder engine that doesn't really stand out, but you can swap to a V6 or the torquey turbodiesel. Inside, the GMC has the same design as its cousin, which can make it hard for some drivers to agree to the Canyon's higher price tag. Even the font on the touchscreen looks the same.
If the budget isn't your top priority and you want an upscale midsize truck, then the 2019 GMC Canyon will make you happy.
What's New for 2019?
GMC released the second generation of Canyon for 2015, and the 2019 GMC Canyon is part of this line.
This year, the Canyon gets an improved infotainment interface, and all trims have standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interaction. The SLE and above trims also have a new high-res rearview camera for safety.
Capable of seating either two, four, or five, the 2019 GMC Canyon midsize pickup comes as either a crew cab or an extended cab.
This year, the SLE trim level makes the most sense. It gives you access to any of the three powertrains, and it has most of the standard features. Also, the SLE gives you access to the more powerful options, like the All Terrain package exclusive to the trim. If luxury matters more to you than off-road capability, then try the Denali or SLT.
In all, there are five trim choices and two bed lengths available for the 2019 GMC Canyon: the SL, the SLE, the SLT, and the Denali.
The base SL only comes with the extended cab. It doesn't have any rear seats, and it only has the combo of a six-speed manual with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. The steering wheel only tilts, but you get a four-way power driver's seat helps add some comfort. Also, you get a 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration along with simple voice commands.
Above that is the SLE, which has most of its options reserved in package upgrades. Even if you get the exclusive All Terrain package and the SLE Convenience upgrade, you'll miss out on many features that don't show up until the next trim, the SLT.
The 2019 GMC Canyon SLT gives you everything from the SLE Convenience upgrade and swaps the engine with the 3.6L V6. Plus, you get larger wheels and the front-seat upgrades from the All Terrain package. Integrated smartphones can also charge wirelessly.
The Driver Alert package is available for both the SLE and the SLT trims, and it adds safety features. For example, you can get a warning that you're drifting from your lane or a signal that indicates an incoming forward collision. You also have the option to upgrade to the diesel engine, which comes with a six-speed automatic. An All Terrain SLE and all SLTs can get a seven-speaker Bose sound system, too.
To get the most luxury out of the GMC Canyon this year, you will want to head straight to the top of the ladder in the form of the Denali. This is the trim that gets you the creature comforts, starting with everything the SLT has to offer plus. Along with the safety features from the Driver Alert package, the Denali provides a spray-in bed liner, cargo lamps, the Bose sound system as mentioned earlier, and ventilated heated front seats. Finally, you will also get 20-inch wheels adorned with chrome accents.
A 2019 GMC Canyon equipped with the 3.6L V6 offers great thrust for its body type. Even though it's a big truck, it has strong brakes and steering ability compared to others in its segment. In fact, it's one of the top performers of its class.
The V6 roars with plenty of authority, and it doesn't sound like it's struggling at higher rpms. From a standstill, the Canyon can reach 60 miles per hour in a hair less than 7 seconds. If you get the diesel, though, the time drops down to about 10 seconds.
No matter where you're driving, it's easy to control the Canyon's brakes. That said, harder stops do result in less feedback, though the Canyon never loses control. It takes just 122 feet to come to a stop from 60 miles per hour, which is respectable for a truck.
There's not much feel to the steering, but it won't make you drift from lane to lane. Your hands will be busy thanks to the Canyon's slow ratio on the winding roads, however.
Despite its massive status, the Canyon handles much like a sedan. It's not necessarily accurate to call it a sporty vehicle, but it handles itself in the city well enough as it carries its 4,600-pound body around corners. Of course, the size makes itself apparent in tighter areas.
The low-hanging chin makes the Canyon struggle with approaching angles, but you can remove the spoiler in under half an hour to improve the experience. You also have access to hill descent control and auto locking differential in the rear.
4DR Extended Cab: 20 city / 26 hwy
SLE: 17 city / 24 hwy
Extended 4WD: 19 city / 24 hwy
All Terrain: 17 city / 24 hwy
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base GMC Canyon invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All GMC Canyon MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.